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CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
just give us a kind of -- your best sense of what the human rights landscape looks like today versus, say, five years ago or a decade ago. >> well, i guess this all depends on how much people know here about how bad, the absolute disregard for human rights iran is in general. i don't know how much you know actually about it. in 1979, when the revolution succeeded, we hoped that iran would actually become a democracy but that was not the case. my dad was a ballroom dancing instructor in iran. i'm actually a christian in iran, and dancing became illegal, holding our boyfriend's hand in public was illegal, and in school we had to cover our hair and ourselves, and i had grown used to wearing t-shirts and wearing a bikini, and all of this became illegal so in classroom, in science and literature and geography, these are the early days 1980. our subjects were replaced by government propaganda. i had grown up readingern necessary hemmingway and poetry and now i had to face propaganda eight hours a day and i was 14 years old. what do you think when having fun becomes illegal? how poli
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
those just to be able to help finance a used car to enable your sister to be able to get to work, a woman in her 60s who is on her own. with problems related to her health. just the physical ability to get there. i don't know why the guys we work with do not get it makes a difference, like whether or not you can finance a new car. $3,000 makes a difference. or whether your kids can save enough for college, or this young man whose family fell on some hard times for a while and medicaid was needed. now he is graduating from a great university here in the metropolitan area and figuring out how he is going to pay off his tuition. he is going to graduate like the average guy with $30,000 in debt. my first house cost less than that. i am very old now and then these things or in a situation when we were talking to bob -- excuse me, not bob. your first name, david. david, by the way -- he is even older than i am. i want to know what he is eating for lunch so i can have the same thing. david is retired and in good shape. he has a son who needs physical assistance with prescriptions and medic
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